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On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

If we assume that camera ergonomics and usability have improved over the years, it's hard to understand why anyone serious about photography would buy a camera like this. It's a little like buying a 2014 model lookalike of a 1950 Chevrolet - without seatbelts, electronic windows and proper backrests, but equipped with 10 air bags and ABS brakes. You look cool with it, but it's not very practical.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:05 UTC as 854th comment | 3 replies
On GoPro updates with Hero3+ post (34 comments in total)

No thanks. Our GoPro 3 was bricked within a week while on vacation, and we lost some great opportunities to shoot video. It's a known issue with the 3 series and lots of users have had problems. Just Google it. This product should have been recalled, instead GoPro kept selling this junk camera for months and months without fixing the issue. I'll never buy anything from GoPro again.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 16:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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BobT3218: That surprises me. I left Google for Firefox. Unlike most other browsers, Google refuses to implement colour management resulting in colours that look wrong. Have they fixed it in Google+ or what?

Not true on both counts. Firefox has color management built in, but it's not enabled by default.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 23:41 UTC
On manta ray in the Underwater marine life challenge (10 comments in total)

Very cool photo. Where was this taken?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 07:14 UTC as 1st comment

I wonder if it's sharper than the 24-120. The MTF at 24mm is encouraging, the MTF at 85mm less so.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:30 UTC as 95th comment
On Picture Lake, Mt. Shuksan, Washington in the Lakes challenge (10 comments in total)

I'm usually bored by landscapes, but this one really appeals to me. I think it's the crisp clear weather and the warm afternoon sun, which together with the snow-capped peak gives me the feeling of being outdoors on a beautiful, but cool, spring day.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 07:04 UTC as 6th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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smallcams: Nice, but what about AF?

Wait...no built in flash? Forget it.

Not a fan of tilt screen which feels cheap.

This is the Pontiac Aztek of cameras. I haven't seen anything this hideous. This kind of styling went out of fashion in the 80's.

Looks like Olympus copied a bunch of Panasonic inventions but didn't even have the creativity to come up with a new and functional body design. So they hack together something based on a 30-year old SLR. The problem is that unlike rangefinders, SLRs are a functional, not practical, design. The whole point of having a mirror-less camera apparently went over Olympus' head.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:06 UTC

Not like Canon to announce vaporware like this, almost half a year before release. And where are the sample photos? Does this camera even exist yet?

Two stops higher ISO than the D3s -and- a 50% higher pixel count. I really want to see some examples of what this beast can do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:59 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies
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